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Self-defense v. Safety 

Concealed carry laws trigger campus discussions 

Lindsay Bracale '09 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Anyone could be carrying a gun 
in the community and most of the 
time, people remain unaware of it. 

It could be the little old lady in 
line at the grocery store who is pack- 
ing for self-defense, or it could be 
the young college student covered 
in piercings and tattoos who is on his 
way to target practice. As long as they 
are at least 21 years-old and are able 
to pass criminal- and mental-health 
background checks, any Pennsylva- 
nia resident can be licensed to carry 
a concealed weapon. 

Applications for permits are on 
the rise, and according to a report 
by The Patriot-News, it is estimated 
that five in every 100 mid-staters 
have a permit to carry a concealed 
weapon. Statewide, the number is 
almost seven in every 100. 

Knowing this, do others feel 
less safe as they eye up the soccer 
moms at the bank? Or do they feel 

Courtesy Google Images 

CONCEALED CARRY Statewide, almost seven in every 100 residents pos- 
sess a permit to carry a concealed weapon 

safer with the knowledge that were 

a situation to arise, a permitted 
concealed weapons carrier might 
just save a life? 

However, there is one place in 
this state where one should not 
find a concealed weapon — school 


La Vie staff writer Patrick 
Salomon provides his ac- 
count of firing a handgun 

See page 2 

Please see GUNS | Page 2 

'Route' of the 934 problem 

Maria Pagonakis '10 

La Vie Staff Writer 

While concern continues to be 
expressed over the safety of the Rt. 
934 and Sheridan Ave. intersection, 
there doesn't appear to be agree- 
ment on what should be done or 
who should initiate action to make 
the intersection safer. 

Township officials say they need 
a request from the college so that 
action can begin to correct the 
problem. Meanwhile, Dr. Robert 
Hamilton, vice president of admin- 


istration, says the state transporta- 
tion department needs to be con- 
vinced that a traffic signal should 
be installed. 

Charles Fisher '09 says he and 
the Student Government Associa- 
tion are "behind the idea of putting 
a light or a stop sign at this intersec- 

John Fitzkee, a Lebanon County 
transportation planner, says he has 
never had any direct conversation 
with LVC, although he says there 
was "some concern about 934 and 
422 but not about 934 and Sheri- 


Keith Kramer, the Annville 
township secretary, also says LVC 
officials have not contacted him 
about the intersection. The inter- 
section, Kramer says, "has been like 
this for as long as I can remember." 

Kramer confirms that the col- 
lege installed blinking yellow lights 
coming from the north side of 
934 as a caution to drivers to slow 

Annville Township Police Chief 

Please see 934 | Page 3 

December 3, 2008 

the business 

MIC boasts 
music executives 

Noelle Barrett '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

"Music is like a Thanksgiving 
meal. Try a little of everything so 
[you] don't get bored with the 
taste," says Harry Dean, aka DJ Qj 
Ball from The Bloodhound Gang. 

Panelists from all musical back- 
grounds came together at LVC's 
yearly Music Industry Conference 
(MIC) on Saturday, Nov. 22 to 
advise college and high school stu- 
dents and members of the commu- 
nity about making it in the continu- 
ously changing music industry. 

About 185 people gathered in 
Lutz Hall for the Opening Ceremo- 
ny. President Stephen MacDonald 
described the conference as "very 
cool." He added, "[MIC is] done by 
the students, and it's the particular 
strength in [the conference] ." 

Jeff Snyder, the MIC coordinator 
and an associate professor of music, 
called the conference "awesome." 
Please see MIC | Page 3 

Ben Waltz '11 /LA VIE 
MUSICAL MINDS The fourth an- 
nual Music Industry Conference 
brought many industry professionals 
like Brad Zabelski, owner of Trav- 
eling Tracks remote and mastering 
studios, to campus 

2 La Vie Collegienne December 3, 2008 


First-hand firing 

Student's journey questions accessibility of gun licenses 

Patrick Salomon '09 

La Vie Staff Writer 

On a crisp autumn day in Oc- 
tober, I found myself sitting in the 
back of Howard Lynde s SUV with 
my ex-girlfriends mother and La 
Vie photographer, Ben Waltz. We 
were en route to my first hands-on 
lesson with a concealed firearm. 

I had gotten the assignment a few 
weeks before. My journalism class had 
been discussing the recent controversy 
in the news about Melanie Hain. Hain 
is the soccer mom who was launched 
into the national spotlight thanks to 
the Glock 26 she was packing at her 
five year-old s soccer game. 

Ever since I turned 21 in June, 
I had been toying with the idea of 
acquiring a gun license. And now I 
was being asked to get a permit to 
carry. For a grade. Just to see how 
difficult or easy it is. Wow. 

Getting a license to carry a firearm 
is not at all that difficult in Pennsylva- 
nia. I decided there was more to the 
story than just getting a piece of paper 
saying I was allowed to carry a fire- 
arm. I wanted to know what it felt like 
to fire a gun first, and that was how I 
found myself in Mr. Lynde's SUV. 

Ben Waltz '11 / LA VIE 
Patrick Salomon '09 takes aim 

I met Howard Lynde through 
Dona Reitenbach, the mother of 
this girl I used to date. She has prior 
experience in the Army and cur- 
rently works for the Pennsylvania 
State Police. When I asked her if she 
could help me with the story, she 
told me she knew just the guy and 
set up this little meet and greet. 

Expecting to come out, fire off a 
few rounds and talk a little about gun 
laws, I was pleasantly surprised when 
Lynde gave me a full 45-minute lesson 
before even breaking the guns out. 

I was given a refresher on the ba- 
sic points of gun safety. Afterwards, I 
learned how to properly hold the fire- 
arms that we would be using, utilize the 
rear and front sights of the pistol, and 
counseled on when it was appropriate 
to carry and use a concealed firearm. 

The first gun he put in my hands 

was a Model 18 Smith and Wesson 
.22 caliber revolver. Standing about 20 
yards from the target, Lynde instruct- 
ed me to put my lesson to practice. 

Feeling the weight of the revolver 
in my hands, I lifted the pistol and 
cocked the hammer back. I fired all 
six shots, aiming for the head. My per- 
formance was less than satisfactory. 
Lynde reloaded the revolver and had 
me try again. Repeating the process a 
few more times, I only got marginally 
better with each reload and started to 
realize why English majors and fire- 
arms seldom meet on friendly terms. 

The target was a two -foot tall 
outline of a mans torso. I had been 
instructed to aim for the head and 
the body, and — had the target been 
an actual man — he would have es- 
caped with minor flesh wounds. 

Lynde thought it was a good 
idea to pull out a bigger gun and 
give me a try with that. It was a 
Model 66 Smith and Wesson .357 
magnum. Now, this wasn't Dirty 
Harrys gun, but the weight was 
somehow more... reassuring. 

Before taking aim at a fresh 
target, I paused for a minute and 
stared at this new tool in my hands. 
Polished steel barrel, impeccably 

clean action, and a black grip that 
fit nicely in the pocket of my hand. 
I raised the revolver up to eye level 
and eased the trigger back. 

BOOM. My aim had somehow 
improved over the course of two min- 
utes, and I had put a round through 
what would have been the chest of 
my hapless paper foe. I let loose five 
more rounds in about the same area, 
thinking blithely to myself that this is 
one hell of a hole punch. 

I am in the process of getting my 
license to carry, but as of publication, 
I have not received the permit. This is 
not a huge problem to me, as I have 
little interest in actually "packing heat" 
on a regular basis. One piece of advice 
that Lynde gave me on the shooting 
range was that if you are not willing 
or not able to kill a man, do not carry 
around a firearm. Otherwise, it can be 
just another liability in a dangerous 
situation. I have serious qualms about 
taking another life, and will be taking 
Mr. Lynde s advice to heart. 

Besides, I really only wanted to 
be able to own a gun so that I would 
have one on hand in the event of a 
zombie apocalypse. No lie. 


ppsOO 1 (a) 

GUNS: Campuses across country hosting weapons debate 

Continued from Page 1 

As of now, concealed weapons 
are banned on school campuses 
all across the United States, with 
the exception of the nine public 
colleges of Utah, Colorado State 
University, and Blue Ridge Com- 
munity College in Virginia. 

However, the question of stu- 
dents' right to carry has been raised 
especially in light of the spread of 
school violence in the past couple 

Following the campus shoot- 
ings at Virginia Tech in April of 
2007, many people, both on and 
off campus — including faculty 
and administration at Virginia 
Tech, SWAT officers, parents, and 
lawyers — have suggested that lives 
could have been saved if a student 
was carrying a concealed weapon. 

Students for Concealed Carry on 
Campus (SCCC) is a group advocat- 
ing for what they believe to be the 
right to self-defense. The group was 
formed after the Virginia Tech shoot- 
ings and according to their website,, they have over 300,000 

members nationwide and 200 mem- 
bers at the Virginia Tech campus. 

Ken Stanton is the leader of the 
Virginia Tech chapter of the SCCC. 
Interviewed through e-mails, Stan- 
ton comments on his position. 

"I believe that colleges and uni- 
versities should allow those with 
concealed carry permits to carry on 
campuses for self-defense," he says. 
"These individuals are at least 21 
years- [old], have had training with 
firearms and self-defense laws, and 
have had a criminal background 
check. The state has said they are 
prepared to carry for self-defense, 
and colleges should respect that 

The risks of allowing guns on 
campuses are the actions of irre- 
sponsible people, either misplac- 
ing their gun or having a gun sto- 
len. However, Stanton points out 
that on campuses where concealed 
carry is allowed, there have been 
zero shootings, zero reports of sto- 
len guns, and zero disruptions. 

"That's a pretty good track re- 
cord," he says. 

So in the event of a school 

shooting, would allowing con- 
cealed carry save lives? 

"From the Virginia Tech shoot- 
ings, we saw that when people are 
disarmed, no one can stop a shoot- 
er, and therefore, everyone's lives 
are in danger," Stanton says. 

He parallels carrying a firearm 
in case of an attack with being 
prepared and carrying a fire extin- 
guisher in case of a fire. 

"Concealed carry is not the 
solve-all' solution to such situa- 
tions, but denial of self-defense 
does us absolutely no good." 

In Pennsylvania, Title 18 Section 
912 states that concealed carry is il- 
legal on elementary and secondary 
school campuses, but makes no men- 
tion of college campuses, leaving the 
jurisdiction up the individual colleges. 

LVC strictly prohibits concealed 
carry and states in the student hand- 
book that "when a student uses, pos- 
sesses, or stores any firearms, explo- 
sives [including firecrackers], pellet 
guns, or other projectile impelling 
device or substances potentially 
injurious to persons or property," it 
is considered "an offense related to 

health, safety, and welfare." 

Not even the LVC campus secu- 
rity carries firearms. 

According to Director of Public 
Safety AlYingst, the idea of campus 
security carrying firearms has been 
discussed, but never seriously. 

Meanwhile, the Virginia Tech 
campus security, incidentally, has 
everything from standard hand- 
guns to long guns and a local SWAT 

Yingst, who is a gun owner, 
a hunter and is licensed to carry 
a concealed weapon, says he is 
against allowing concealed carry 
on campus. 

"I understand the self-defense 
aspect," Yingst says, "but I believe 
the dangers outweigh the benefits." 

Students seem to agree. 

"Weapons used for self-protec- 
tion can always be used to harm," 
comments one student who did 
not want to be named. "If it's there, 
it can be used with innocent people 
caught in the cross-fire." 

Kyle Sylvester '09, a senior crim- 
inal justice major, concurs. 

"Allowing weapons on campus- 

SGA grants 
marijuana law 
club official status 

Nikki Frederick '10 

La Vie Staff Writer 

National Organization for 
the Reform of Marijuana Laws 
(NORML) officially received 
probationary club status by 
Dean of Student Affairs Rose- 
mary Yuhas and Vice President 
for Student Affairs Greg Kriko- 
rian at last Monday's Student 
Government Association meet- 

Also, a few minor complaints 
about the food service were ad- 

Members expressed hope 
that in the future athlete train- 
ing meals will consist of healthier 
options. Also, Hallmark Services 
encourages students to utilize 
comment cards to discuss any 
problems with the food. 

There was also mention of 
making Dutchmen Day the Fri- 
day before ValleyFest, but that 
was quickly voted down, so 
Dutchmen Day still remains a 

Majority of students agree that 
they did not really like the new 
way of class evaluations because 
it is filling up their inbox rapidly. 

SGA had their final meeting 
Monday, celebrating over some 
nice pizza and other goodies. 

Overall the members of 
SGA believe the semester has 
been successful, and they are 
looking forward to next semes- 
ter. They are beginning to plan 
a number of events and activi- 


es would likely increase the chance 
of an incident," he says, adding that 
irresponsible people misplacing 
their weapon or having it stolen is 
a big concern. 

He agrees with Yingst that 
trained police should be the only 
ones to handle any situations on 

For more information on Stu- 
dents for Concealed Carry on 
Campus, visit their website at www. For more 
information on Pennsylvania's con- 
cealed carry laws, visit wwwhand- 



La Vie Collegienne December 3, 2008 3 


MIC: Panelists share industry advice and experiences 

Continued from Page 1 

Snyder's favorite part of the confer- 
ence was "watching the students, 
how professional they looked and 
acted, and how much they worked 
their butts off." 

Snyder expressed the impor- 
tance of the conference in terms of 

"One of the panelists this year, 
Courtney Schmehl, met another 
panelist, Paula Savastano [at MIC] . 
A year later, Paula gave her a job." 

The first panel, Independent Re- 
cording Engineers, began with LVC 
graduate Mike Newman; owner of 
Traveling Tracks Brad Zabelski; Pres- 
ident of The Mastering House, Inc., 
Tom Volpicelli; and owner of Pro- 
gressive Enterprises Sound Studios 
Joe Trojcak. Panelists gave insight 
on the future of engineering jobs and 
mixing and recording music. 

Dean, Martin Atkins of Invis- 
ible Records, and Richard Hotchkiss, 
CEO of GVOX, shared their experi- 
ences on how to succeed in the music 
industry through performing. 

The Music Publishing panel 
was led by Sherri Mullen, owner of 
RockDiva and SugarDaddy Pub- 
lishing, who spoke with panelists 
Robert Case, Paula Savastano, Di- 
rector of Royalties at Spirit Music 
Group, and Jim Klein who writes 
music for All My Children. Panelists 
discussed the pros and cons of ex- 
clusive and non-exclusive contracts 
and the different types of licensing. 

The Independent Record Label 
included panelists Darren Walters, 
co-owner of JadeTree records; At- 

Ben Waltz Tl / LA VIE 
TOP: A.J. Myers '10 
(right) got a chance to 
interact with the likes of 
Bloodhound Gang mem- 
ber Harry Dean (left), and 
Martin Atkins (middle), 
who has drummed with 
many bands, including 
Nine Inch Nails RIGHT: 
Trunks & Tales, consisting 
of Justin Lutz '09, Mary 
Auker'll, and LVC Alum- 
nus Dan Anderson play for 
MIC participants during 

kins; Joe Mattis, executive produc- 
er of Slugfest Records; and Court- 
ney Schmehl, an LVC graduate 
who works for TUTM Ent. These 
panelists discussed the seriousness 
of major record companies closing 
and the increase in digital sales. 

Hotchkiss led the Music Software 
Workshop, which allowed students 
to become familiar with a music no- 
tation product called Encore. This 
software is filled with features that 
simplify composing music. Users can 
bypass any automatic moves with 

ease, which allows them to create 
pieces more freely. Playback mode is 
also included with a choice of various 
instruments to allow the user to hear 
a composition, although Hotchkiss 
admits the sounds aren t the most 
realistic. " [A trumpet] sounds like a 
cheesy trumpet/' he said. 

The final panel was called the 
"State of the Music Industry/' where 
the panelists recommended intern- 
ing and volunteering for interested 

N. BARRETT nb002(S) 

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All information courtesy of the LVC Department of Public Safety 


12-1-08 | Peace Garden 


Someone threw stones in the pond. Anyone with information should 
contact Public Safety at ext. 6111. 

1 1-22-08 | Arnold Sports Center Parking Lot West 


A student reported someone tried to remove some equipment from his 
vehicle. An inventory of the vehicle will be taken to see if anything is 

11-21-08 | Mund College Center 


A student tore down a banner at the Mund College Center. 

11-21-08 | Red Lot Parking Lot East 

Hit and run 

A report of hit and run damage to a vehicle was submitted to the Public 
Safety Office. A witness to the event noted the license number of the vehi- 
cle that caused the damage. Information was forwarded to Annville Town- 
ship Police Department. Investigation continues. 

11-20-08 | Miller Chapel 


It was reported that someone had damaged one of Freedom Rings bul- 
letin boards in the Chapel. Investigation continues; anyone with any 
information should contact Public Safety at ext. 6111. 

11-17-08 | Soccer field 

Suspicious person 

A vehicle with two occupants was spotted in the area of the soccer 
fields. Individuals were identified and were told to leave the area. 

Please report any suspicious activity to Public Safety at ext. 6111. 

934: Administration, township, PennDOT at odds over dangerous intersection 

Continued from Page 1 

Michael Burdge says he meets 
with LVC officials at the start of 
every school year. Although he 
said the problem intersection was 
discussed, "nothing was ever for- 
mally done and no requests were 

Burdge said LVC officials need 
to make a formal request to town- 
ship police before anything can be 
done. Burdge said the township 
engineer would then meet with 
PennDOT . 

This is an issue that the Annville 
Township police are definitely will- 
ing to help out with, but they need 
the administrations help. 

"I do feel there are some con- 
cerns here for the pedestrians [and] 
the traffic as well," Burdge said. 

Burdge also reported police have 
placed pedestrian crosswalk signs 
at the intersection and actively en- 
force the speed in the area. Also, 
the police watch the speed from 
the north side of 934 where cars do 
not slow down to the 25 miles per 
hour limit. 

There is "hardcore enforce- 
ment" in this area, said Burdge. 

"If there are enough concerns 
from students, they [school offi- 
cials] will look into it more. But at 
this point, nothing was made by ad- 
ministration," he added. 

Hamilton said that over the 
years there has been contact with 
township officials, "but the ongoing 
question is convincing PennDOT 
[that] something like this should 
be installed." 

Hamilton also "has concerns 
from time to time" about this inter- 
section "in terms of electrical signs 
that have to be approved by the 
county and PennDOT." 

Hamilton says that this might 
be a poor place for a traffic light 
just because of all the congestion 
it may cause with the college stu- 
dents and the community thought 
the day. 

Art and Art History professor 
Michael Pittari has been at LVC for 
seven years and contritely crosses 
the intersection; he teaches on the 
west side of 934 in the Fencil stu- 
dio building while his office and 
some classes are on the east side in 
Lynch Memorial. 

In September of 2005, Pittari 
wrote a letter to college President 

Stephen MacDonald expressing 
concern about the 934 corridor af- 
ter an LVC student was killed while 
driving through a railroad crossing 
in Lebanon. According to Pittari, 
MacDonald agreed that "we should 
not wait for a tragedy to spur us to 

So far little has been done. 

Pittari has been told by college 
officials that if enough students 
show concern, then maybe some- 
thing will get done. Pittari feels that 
it is "not up to the students to com- 
plain; this is a safety issue and it is 
something that the administration 
needs to initiate. "It is part of our 
rights as members of the college 

M. PAGONAKIS mcp005(a) 

& Clarifications 

from the previous issue 
November 19 th \ Vol 76, No. 10 


Page 12 

The date of George Mar- 
quette's passing in "An icon 
remembered" was incorrect- 
ly listed as October 15; the 
correct date is November 15. 

It is our continuing goal to 
provide readers with com- 
plete and accurate infor- 
mation. To that end, we 
welcome and encourage no- 
tification of any mistakes. 
Readers who wish to submit 
corrections should send an 
email to lavie (3), sub- 
ject line: Corrections. 

La Vie Cqllegienne December 3, 2008 


Putting life-changing experiences into words 

Essay contest seeks students to share study abroad stories 

Lindsay Bracale '09 

La Vie Staff Writer 

The Study Abroad Office is so- 
liciting essays for a contest entitled 
"I Discovered" to highlight the life- 
changing experiences students have 
while studying abroad. 

Spending an entire semester 
abroad can be a scary experience; 
plagued with homesickness. Living 
across the pond for three months can 
also be enlightening and broadening; 
perhaps the greatest time during ones 
college years. 

The essay contest is being held 
in conjunction with International 
Education Week; which ran No- 
vember 17-21. It is open only to 
LVC students who have studied 
abroad or who are currently study- 
ing abroad through LVC. 

Essays should be 750 words or 
less. The deadline for entries is Mon- 
day Dec. 15. The first place essayist 

will receive $50.00; while a second 
and third will each receive $25.00. 

Professor Marie Bongiovanni; 
an advisor to the Student Abroad 
Office and English professor; said 
essays will answer the question 
of what the student discovered or 
what they learned about them- 
selves; either while away or after 
they returned home. This answer 
can take the form of "a meaningful 
event; an epiphany a conversation; 
a place, a special moment; or even 
something that occurs to him or 
her" said Bongiovanni. 

The idea for the contest was in 
part conceived of by English major 
Bethany Radkiewicz '09, who stud- 
ied for a semester in Perugia, Italy 
at the Umbra Institute. 

"The idea for the contest really 
came from Jill Russell; the Study 
Abroad Director; and Professor 
Bongiovanni/' Radkiewicz wrote 
in an e-mail. "The three of us were 
talking; and Professor Bongiovanni 

Courtesy Study Abroad office 
ABOVE: A student encounters a 
koala bear while studying abroad in 
Australia. RIGHT: Another student 
visits the Eiffel Tower during a 
semester in France 

said that she wanted to have an 
essay contest for Student Abroad 
and she sort of had an idea for 
what to use as the prompt. Then 
Jill told us about a dream she had. 
I really just combined Bongio- 
vanni s prompt with Jill's dream 
to come up with what we're doing 
for the contest." 

As far as where the phrase "I 

Discovered" came from; Radkiewicz 
said it was chosen because "it really 
conveys the idea of studying abroad 
as a means for academic, self; and cul- 
tural explanation." 

Radkiewicz describes her time in 
Italy as "truly the best part of [her] 

LVC education." 

"I met so many people from all 
different backgrounds — an experi- 
ence in diversity you don't really 
get in Annville," she said. "I felt like 
I was constantly learning both in 
and outside the classroom and try- 
ing out different viewpoints." 

LVC's Study Abroad program 
also offers semesters in England; 
Greece; France ; and Argentina; to 
name just a few. 

"The Student Abroad program 
is designed to help students under- 
stand and become sensitive to other 
cultures and perspectives different 
from their own" Bongiovanni said. 
Sometimes the hardest part of the 
semester is coming home. 

"When I came home; I was Ita- 
ly-sick" said Radkiewicz. "I missed 
my European friends ; and I would 
have killed for some Italian-style 



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Depression affects college students, too 

Jessica Shirey '09 

La Vie Staff Writer 

"You break your leg, you go 
get it fixed. You need glasses, 
you go to the eye doctor/' says 
Kathleen Gallagher, Director 
of Counseling. "You have de- 
pression and you don't go get it 
fixed because, God forbid, you 
see the psychologist or psychi- 

Counseling services sponsored 
Lebanon Valley College s first Na- 
tional Depression Screening Day 
in October. While the event itself 
has passed, the issue of depres- 
sion has not. 

Depression is both common 
and treatable, but many are un- 
aware of what to look for and 
what to do for help. 

LVCs decision to hold a 
screening day for depression 
is an important step in provid- 
ing students with information 
about depression as well as giv- 
ing them the opportunity to talk 
with someone if necessary. 

Gallagher was pleased with 
the results of the screening 

"We did 12 screenings and 
had 25 students stop by in addi- 
tion to that to ask for informa- 
tion and chat/' she reports. "We 
also had a de-stress break when 
we had 85 students stop by." 

The questions for the screen- 
ing focused on the symptoms of 
depression. If the results indicat- 
ed a student might be struggling 
with depression, they were then 
given the opportunity to make 
an appointment with counseling 

But what about the students 
who did not attend the screen- 

Gallagher notes that the im- 
portant thing to know about 
depression is how it differs from 
occasional sadness. 

"The thing about depression 
is that its pervasive. It lasts," 
she says, adding that it is com- 
mon for everyone to feel sad- 
ness at some point, but notes 
that, "most people snap out of 
it. Most people get on with their 
lives. But with depression, you 
don't snap out of it." 

Many things can contribute 
to depression such as missing 
brain chemicals or a family his- 
tory. She also notes that college 
students are often stressed, get 
little sleep, and have poor eating 

"All of this converging to- 
gether can kind of create a per- 
fect storm for depression," she 

Depression does not discrim- 

College students are at risk 

for suffering from 
depression just like 
anyone else. Accord- 
ing to the American 
Psychiatric Associa- 
tion, half of all stu- 
dents in college have 
felt so depressed 
before that they 
actually had some 
difficulty function- 
ing. Untreated de- 
pression can lead to 
suicide. The APA 
reports that suicide 
is the second largest 
cause of death among 
college students. 

So what should students look 

Depression is characterized 
by feelings of sadness, empti- 
ness, worthlessness, and guilt. 
Depressed individuals might 
often feel tearful, indecisive, 
and have suicidal thoughts. 
They may lose interest in ac- 
tivities they once enjoyed and 
may notice significant changes 
in their eating and/or sleeping 

Gallagher encourages stu- 
dents to call counseling services 
if they notice any of these symp- 
toms and stresses that the coun- 
seling services here at LVC are 

Gallagher knows that people 

often think of counseling as how 
it is seen in the movies. Howev- 
er, stepping into Gallaghers of- 
fice shows that there is no couch 
for patients to lie on. She doesnt 
sit at her desk with a pen and 
notepad, psychoanalyzing every 
word her visitor says. 

"I talk to you like you re a 
human being," she says. "Coun- 
seling is not about lying on a 
couch. Its about a conversation 
between two people." 

Gallagher also knows that 
some people are hesitant to talk 
with others because they feel 
others cannot possibly under- 
stand. She encourages students 
to look beyond that because it 
isn't about situations. It is about 

Photo courtesty of Google Images 


"Nobody can be in somebody 
else's shoes, but everybody has 
feelings. That's how people re- 
late to each other." 

Students struggling with de- 
pression dont need to wait for 
LVCs next screening day. Gal- 
lagher encourages students to 
take advantage of the free coun- 
seling services available to them 
at any time. 

Students can also look for 
more screening days in the 
spring when counseling ser- 
vices will hold screenings for 
alcohol/drug abuse and eating 



Campus pursuing more green efforts 

Kathleen Cunningham '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

LVC is seeing green. 

As of the beginning of the 
semester, LVC has instituted a 
new recycling program that in- 
cludes an expanse of materials 
that no longer have to go in the 
garbage can, including various 
kinds of plastics, foil, and paper. 
Facilities Services and SAFE 
(Students Action for the Earth) 
have been making concerted ef- 
forts to encourage recycling and 
other environmentally friendly 

Facilities reported a decrease 
in the amount of trash and an 
increase in the amount of recy- 

cling being taken from dorms. 
They still want more education 
and communication with stu- 
dents about the recycling pro- 
cess. Facilities Services has also 
debunked any myth concerning 
the legitimacy of the recycling 
program. The materials put in 
recycling bins are in fact being 
recycled, and the college has 
documentation concerning that 

However, LVC could defi- 
nitely be taking more measures 
to be greener. 

Facilities has reported horri- 
ble numbers for water consump- 
tion. Also, LVC is not among the 
25 Pennsylvania colleges and 
universities that purchase wind 
energy from local wind farms. 

Those institutions include 
Allegheny College, Bucknell 
University, Dickinson College, 
Franklin & Marshall College, 
Gannon University, Gettys- 
burg College, Juniata College, 
Swarthmore College, Carnegie 
Mellon University, Penn State 
University, the University of 
Pennsylvania and the State Sys- 
tem of Higher Education. 

Penn State University used 
wind energy for five percent of 
its total energy in 2004. In 2006, 
wind energy produced twenty 
percent of total energy. PSU's 
campaign to go green also in- 
cluded posting signs and stickers 
around campus urging students 
to take shorter showers, turn off 
lights, and unplug devices when 

not in use. PSU has saved a con- 
siderable amount of money in 
energy costs because of actions 
taken by students, according to 
their institutions website. 

Dickinson accepted Presi- 
dent Bush's challenge for col- 
leges to reduce their carbon 
footprint in 2001. 

An adjunct instructor of en- 
vironmental science, Candice 
Falger, would "like to see LVC 
make a concerted effort to lower 
their carbon footprint." 

A carbon footprint is a mea- 
sure of the earths resources the 
institute uses. Falger states, "we 
have a model in Dickinson Col- 
lege on what can be done at a 
small liberal arts college. One 
of the residential houses for stu- 

dents could be run on "student 
power". Campaigns could be 
started to raise student aware- 
ness about the new recycling 
programs on campus so students 
are not throwing trash in the re- 
cycling bins. All it takes is a few 
students to get the ball rolling." 

LVC had the opportunity to 
significantly lower its carbon 
footprint when designing and 
building the Garber science 
building. Members of SAFE and 
Falger met with administration 
during the planning stages to 
discuss solar panels, green roof, 
pervious pavement, and wind 

Please see GREEN | Page 6 

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B&B offers hospitality with a touch of patriotism 

Sarah Grodzinski '10 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Four months after its open- 
ing, the Patriot House Bed and 
Breakfast has made an impression 
among the residents of Annville. 

From the huge American flag 
in the backyard to the bold po- 
litical signs out front, the bed and 
breakfast located on Main Street 
holds the community's interest. 
However, making an impression 
and eliciting a steady business are 
two different things. 

The bed and breakfast is nes- 
tled in the perfect location. It is 
within walking distance of Leba- 
non Valley College and a perfect 
place for prospective students to 
stay during one of the colleges 
open houses. Also, it is great for 
college students' parents visiting 
the area for Homecoming week- 
end. The bed and breakfast is only 
a few miles from Fort Indiantown 
Gap, where military families visit- 
ing their loved ones can stay, and 
its close enough to the Hershey 
area to attract the tourist crowd. 

The Patriot House issues a 25 
percent discount to all military 
personnel, active or retired. The 
owners, Tom and Julie Tshudy are 
not unfamiliar with military life. 
Lt. Col. Tom Tshudy retired from 
the U.S. Air Force after 21 years 
of duty. Tom explains that after 
traveling throughout Europe for 
years visiting bed and breakfasts, 
he grew to appreciate them. 

"It is us versus the hotel busi- 
ness, in a way we could frame the 
competition," he says. 

He also emphasizes the prox- 
imity of the bed and breakfasts 
around the area and how they do 
not compete with each other, but 
rather the hotel chains. 

"We obviously have an ad- 
vantage because you get a better 
breakfast than the hotels," he says, 
nodding over to Sarah Carpenter. 

Carpenter, the innkeeper and 
chef, says she was thrilled to start 
working at the Patriot House be- 
cause she got to combine her love 
of cooking and baking with man- 
aging a business. 

"We have had about 40 people 
stay so far. They always have 
wonderful things to say about 
their stay and some have written 
in our newly added guest book," 
she reports. 

Carpenter, also known for her fa- 
mous banana muffins, is currently a 
junior majoring in business manage- 
ment at a local college. 

The beautiful Victorian Patriot 
House with its chandelier lights, 
vintage carpets, and landscaped 
yard is a result of the Tshudy cou- 
ple s hard work. 

Tshudy, who invested over 
$800,000 in the house, recalls 
starting the project exactly a year 
ago. They had to work with the 
utilities, put in bathrooms, and 
put in the cable. They replaced 
many rooms in the house. 

Tshudy currently works outside 
of Washington D.C. as the Vice 
President and General Counsel 
of the International Launch Ser- 
vices, Inc., where he helps launch 
satellites into space. He and his 
wife Julie have three sons and a 

The house consists of three elegant 
suites: the Justice Suite, the Houses 
most popular room; the Freedom 
Suite with its own deck; and the Lib- 
erty Suite, which includes a new king- 
sized bed. Each of the rooms contain 
high-definition cable TVJ free wireless 
Internet service, air conditioning, and 
aprivate bathroom. There is also aback 
parking lot with a garage so guests do 
not have to pay for parking. 

The house is a part of Annvilles 
Historical Society, and the Cornwall 
Furnace is featuring the house in their 
Christmas tour in early December. 

Both Tshudy and Carpenter 
mentioned that they would like 
to involve the Lebanon Valley 
students more. Most of the guests 
are usually only in the house for 
a small part of the morning, so 
there is plenty of time the students 
could take advantage of this space, 

whether it is for study groups or 
club meetings. 

"My wife and I had a wonder- 
ful time at the Patriot House. We 
really enjoyed the Justice Suite," 
says customer John Agnoli. "My 
wife appreciated the separate 
sitting area off of our room so 
we could each watch our sepa- 
rate shows. Even though it was 
quite rainy the day we arrived, 
we both enjoyed the beautiful 
flowers, gardens, the pond, and 
waterfalls — very relaxing!" 

The house is 135 years old 
and was once owned by a local 
physician, Dr. James Monteith, 
whom Carpenter claims "lived 
and died in the house." 

Room booking is completed 
online through Webservations, 
an easy-to-access way to ensure 
a great stay. For more informa- 
tion or to book reservations, 

S. GRODZINSKI slg002(o) 

Courtesy of the Patriot House 

GREEN: Budget concerns impede green development 

Due to budget concerns, Gar- 
ber was not created as a green 
building and could not earn a 
LEED certification (Leadership 
in Energy and Environmental 

Director of Facilities Services 
Don Santostefano "would like to 
see [LVC] commit to green con- 
struction, perhaps by utilization 
of the LEED program of the US- 

GBC" in the near future. Appar- 
ently, designers of Garber utilized 
passive solar measures, like south- 
facing windows. 

While budget concerns can 
be a legitimate reason to avoid 
measures to go green, LVC could 
have made up the costs through 
marketing and public relations. 
Green buildings and campuses 
get free publicity due to their 

nature. Falger believes that 
"LVC could have appealed to 
environmentally conscious 
students who are looking for a 
school that makes a commit- 
ment to help make the planet 
a better place to live for us and 
for our children." 

K. CUNNINGHAM kc004(o) 




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flrts & entertainment 

Twilight: bringing devoted fangirls to a theater near you 

A skeptic and a longtime fan react to film adaptation of popular novel 

Alyssa Bender '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Walking into the midnight pre- 
miere for Twilight, the movie based 
on the best-seller by Stephenie 
Meyer, I had slightly low expecta- 

Being a fan girl who routinely 
checks all the Twilight fansites, I 
had come across some not-so-good 

However, my expectations 
proved wrong, and I left the theater 
very happy with the adaptation, 
looking forward to seeing it again. 

Twilight) directed by Catherine 
Hardwicke {Thirteen, Lords of 
Dogtown)) tells the story of Bella 
(Kristen Stewart), an ordinary 
high-schooler from Phoenix who 
has recently moved to Forks, Wash- 
ington. Here she meets and falls in 
love with Edward Cullen (Rob 
Pattinson), a vampire, which com- 
plicates their relationship a bit. 

I'll admit, there were some parts 
of the movie that made me put my 
head in my hands, whether it was a 
cheesy line ("spider monkey"?) or 
serious moments that just end up 
looking comical, such as when Ed- 
ward smells Bella for the first time 
and looks like he's going to throw 

The effects are also not quite up 
to par. 

For instance, one feature of Ste- 
phenie Meyers vampires is that 
they cannot go out into the sun- 
light because their skin sparkles as 
if it were made of diamonds. For 
months, fans have been eagerly 
awaiting how Hardwicke would 
make Edwards skin sparkle, only 
to be disappointed when it just 
looks like he is sweating a little too 

But what can you expect when 
you only have a budget of $37 mil- 

No matter how cheesy some 
parts are, they can all be forgotten 
because of how spot-on the rest 
of the movie is. The actors really 
embody their characters — I cant 
name one character that isn't por- 
trayed exactly how I imagine them 
to be in the book. The casting is 
excellent, and the script follows the 
novel very closely, hardly deviating 
at all. 

Another notable feature is the 
soundtrack, which includes such 

Photo courtesy American Movie Classics 

A NEW KIND OF VAMPIRE The Cullen family, a group of 'vegetarian 7 vampires created by 'Twilight' author 
Stephenie Meyer, hits the silver screen in style with the film adaptaion of Meyer's best-selling novel 

bands as Muse, Paramore, and Iron 
& Wine, as well as two tracks from 
Rob Pattinson himself. Every song 
works very well to set the mood for 
the scene in which it is placed. 

One topic of controversy is the 
cinematography. To some who saw 
the movie, the camera is too shaky 
at parts and is distracting. Howev- 
er, I enjoyed the cinematography; it 
gives the movie a very intimate and 
honest feel. A standout scene to 
watch out for is the baseball scene, 
filled with some pretty cool effects, 
a great song by Muse, and some 
stellar camera work. 

Overall, I was really happy with 
the adaptation. There are lots of 
lines and moments taken right out 
of the book which fans will appreci- 
ate, as well as great bits not includ- 
ed in the novel but seem like they 
should be. 

For a loyal fan of the series, Twi- 
light did not disappoint. 



La Vie Staff Writer 

Screaming girls. 

That's the sound I heard as Twi- 
light) the hotly anticipated movie 
based on the hit vampire book se- 
ries, began its 122-minute running 

I never read the books, nor ever 
had the desire to, but the movie in- 
trigued me so I decided to go — at 


I'm still asking myself that ques- 

Although the movie had a few 
moments (few being a key word 
there), the weight of below-par spe- 
cial effects and dialogue that would 
even make a hopeless romantic gag 
left me disappointed and wanting 


Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is 
a teenage girl who goes to live with 
her dad in a town far from civili- 
zation where it hardly ever stops 
raining. She goes to a new school, 
meets a number of friends, and 
ends up intrigued by one of her 
classmates, Edward Cullen (Robert 

After a number of high school 
mishaps, Bella eventually finds out 
Edward is a vampire and thus be- 
gins a never-ending drama about 
the love between the two charac- 
ters and the problems they face 

Add some friction between 
"bad" human-feasting vampires 
and "good" animal- eating vampires 
like Edward, as well as a dash of 
family tension, and you get the rest 
of the movie. 

Honestly, this film had poten- 
tial. With such a vast fan-base and 
a literary phenomenon under its 
belt, it is baffling why the movie 
had such poor developmental is- 
sues. Especially with the successes 
of The Lord of the Rings and Harry 
Potter franchises, Twilight should 
have been a shoe-in, right? 


From over-the-top dialogue and 
cheesy special effects, to mediocre 
acting and rigid cinematography, 
Twilight suffers from everything 
that makes a movie like this fail. I 
couldn't tell if my 
headache was from 
the shaky camera- 
work or the painful 

I felt bad after- 
wards because I re- 
ally did try to like it 
for what it was. Yet I 
couldn't get past the 
fact that each ele- 
ment in the movie 

was tainted by something else. 

I never read the book, and I have 
to say if the movie did anything for 
me it made me want to read it. Al- 
though it was extremely hard to 
see, I could glimpse a really good 
plot here and there throughout the 
film that must be more apparent in 
the book version. 

Also, there seemed to be many 
inside-jokes between the film and 
those who read the novel. I was 
lost at moments when the theater 
erupted with laughter and I was sit- 
ting there trying to figure out what 
was amusing, only to have some- 
one tell me later, "Oh, you had to 
read the book." 

Note to the director: if you want 
your movie to reach individuals 
other than your dedicated fan base, 
try to include subject matter that 
can be more inclusive. Oh, and 
please reward movie-goers with a 
movie actually worth watching for 
two hours. 

Was it a completely bad experi- 
ence? It was hollow. It was weak. 
And if it wasn't for the surprisingly 
good soundtrack and the entertain- 
ment provided by the crowds of 
Edward-fanatics in the theater, it 
would have been worse. 



now accepting 

submissions for 
2009 edition 

Greenblotter is now taking sub- 
missions ! Greenblotter is a literary 
and arts magazine run by students 
to showcase the talent on campus. 
These submissions will be for the 
next issue of Greenblotter) coming 
out in Fall '09 . 

If you are a writer, artist, or 
musician, send in your best work 
to greenblotter(a), with 
"Submissions" in the subject line. 

In the email, please include 
the titles of the work you are sub- 
mitting along with what format 
they are (short story, poem, song, 
etc.), as well as contact informa- 
tion. Please include the work as 
an attachment. 

Writers may submit up to 5 
poems and up to 2 short stories. 
Please save the file as a .doc file. 
Do not include your name or any 
other identifiers within the work. 

Artists are invited to submit 
artwork and photography. Please 
take a digital photograph of art- 
work and send it as a .jpg file. 
Again, please do not include any 
names or identifiers on the work 
itself. Artists may submit up to 5 

Greenblotter is now accepting 
music submissions! 

Musicians may submit no 
more than 3 songs in .mp3 format. 
If you are in a band, Greenblot- 
ter will accept the submission as 
long as one member of the band 
is from LVC . The songs must be 

Any and all questions may be 
directed to Greenblotter at: 

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Axl Rose s democracy of sounds 

A J. Myers '10 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Fifteen years ago, Jurassic Park 
was the top grossing movie of the 
year, the Toronto Blue Jays won 
the World Series, Bill Clinton was 
in his first year as President, and 
Cheers went off the air. 

And Guns N' Roses released their 
last album, the largely forgettable cov- 
er album The Spaghetti Incident? 

But now, after a decade and a 
half, two aborted tours, dozens of 
rumored release dates, riots, leaks, 
lawsuits, and a cast of supporting 
characters larger than the one in 
"A Chorus Line," Axl Rose finally 
released Chinese Democracy, a little 
more than an outsized legend in 
the musical community. 

Rose, known for his reclusive 

nature since Guns N' Roses' hey- 
day in the early 90s, is the only orig- 
inal member of the band on the al- 
bum. He's also the only one besides 
The Replacements' bassist Tommy 
Stinson to appear on all the tracks 
on the album. 

There are five guitarists. Five. 
Sometimes on each song. 

So does fourteen years, a who's 
who of recording artists, and fifteen 
million dollars get you a good album? 

Opting out of the nu-metal/ 
industrial approach everyone as- 
sumed Axl would take after the 
single "Oh My God" was released 
a decade ago on the End of Days 
soundtrack, Chinese Democracy 
looks to every other musical genre 
to rock, and rock hard. 

Do you like classical guitar over 
a hip-hop beat? "If the World" has 

it, along with a porn groove wor- 
thy of the theme song from a James 
Bond movie. 

How about quotes from Cool 
Hand Luke (reused from the classic 
GnR song "Civil War") and Martin 
Luther King, Jr.? Look to the epic 
"Madagascar" for that. 

Former Skid Row front man 
Sebastian Bach on back-up vocals? 
He's featured on "Sorry." 

A love song that could be from a 
musical? "This I Love" wouldn't be 
out of place on Broadway. 

Recording technology trickery 
plays a part that it couldn't have 
in the old Guns N' Roses albums. 
The guitars are beefed up with Pro- 
Tools, and Axis voice is treated to 
some heavy Auto-Tune in some 
songs. Despite this, the guitar riffs 
are downright heavy, and Axl can 

sing at least as well as he could 
twenty years ago. 

Could that be maturity in his 

If the album has a weakness, it's 
also its greatest strength. The Ap- 
petite for Destruction- era Guns N' 
Roses was all about the interplay 
between the band mates. It was 
Slash's guitar responding to what 
Axl had to say, Duff and Izzy throw- 
ing in their two cents in the rhythm 
section, and Steven Adler banging 
away with reckless abandon on the 
drums. That's all gone now. 

The good news is, the loss gives 
Axl room to stretch his creative 
wings farther than they've ever 
stretched before. None of these 
songs are attainable with the classic 
Guns N' Roses line-up. 

Chinese Democracy is a schizo- 

phrenic album that jumps from primal 
grunts to classical strings to down- 
tuned guitars to hip-hop beats. Axl 
whispers one second and screams the 
next. Every song dives from genre to 
genre in the blink of an eye. 

It's a good album. 

It might be a great album, but 
most of all, it's a giant middle fin- 
ger to the music industry, which 
pigeonholes artists into one genre 
for their entire career. 



Little solace' for an angry Bond New cluh ste P s its w °y across LVC 

Kevin Wisniewski '09 

La Vie Staff Writer 

If you were to combine Bourne 
trilogies' Jason Bourne and Mission 
Impossibles Ethan Hunt, the result 
would be Quantum of Solace, the 
latest edition to the Bond canon. 

Once again, Dan- 
iel Craig embraces 
his license to kill 
1 as the suave and 
debonair secret 
agent for British 
Intelligence, better 
known as 007. 

With Quantum, 
the Bond franchise 
made history ap- 
proaching the 
project as the 
first ever se- 
quel, taking 
place only 
hours after 
its pre- 
Ro y ale 
I ed. Roy- 
ale left 
quite an 
I impres- 
sion with 
and proved 
successful at 
the box of- 

fice, but is Quantum able to live up 
to expectations? 

After capturing Mr. White, MI6 
learns of a rogue terrorist organiza- 
tion referred to with the acronym 
QUANTUM. A secretive organi- 
zation has infiltrated all levels of 
government and politics and exists 
on a global scale. Bond sets out to 
uncover the mastermind behind 
the group and foil his plan, along 
with Bond's personal vendetta to 
uncover Vesper's killer. 

Daniel Craig reprises his role as 
James Bond in this 22 nd installment 
of the series. Having Craig in the ti- 
tle role is one of the films strongest 
attributes. Craig embraces Bond's 
character with the wit and charm 
one expects, yet also updates the 
character for the 21 st century with a 
carefully nuanced performance. 

Bond fans, I'm sure, are antici- 
pating Craig's continuous morph 
into the character in the films to 
come. The rebirth of a classic char- 
acter is a career defining role for 
Craig. Notice the recent successful 
trend in the re-envisioning of well 
known characters including Indi- 
ana Jones, Batman, Superman, and 
even Rambo. 

This film felt shaken, not 

After about an hour of frenetic 
action and little to no dialog, the 
film returns to the smooth Bond 
formula. Taking full advantage of 

his license to kill, the resulting ac- 
tion in the film is intense, brutal, 
and engaging: shoot first, ask ques- 
tions later. 

The final climactic action scene, 
although heavy on blue screen 
work, is riveting. Bond's inconsol- 
able but blinding rage is finally 
confronted by the final scene. It's 
hard to say how much more mop- 
ing around Bond fans can take, es- 
pecially because of a woman; this is 
Bond we're talking about here. 

Paul McCartney might have a 
thing or two to say about the most 
recent edition of the feminine 
beauty, Miss Strawberry Fields. De- 
spite the obvious sexual tension be- 
tween Fields and Bond, their time 
is cut short with a devious allusion 
to the 007 days of Sean Connery in 
Goldfinger. I'm sure Bond envisions 
Strawberry Fields forever. 

Along the same lines, screen- 
writers must have been pulling out 
teeth trying to come up with witty 
character names for the bond vil- 
lains. What was the result? Dominic 
Green. Are you kidding me? Is that 
the best you can come up with? 

While Daniel Craig is still James 
Bond, beware! Bond is back and 
very angry. Don't expect another 
Casino Royale because you will be 

K. WISNIEWSKI kmw005(3) 

Kristen Shuey '10 

La Vie Staff Writer 

A new step dance club has 
emerged on the LVC campus 
called "Steppers and Shakers" or 

A few years ago, there used to 
be a step club on campus called 
the "Lady Steppers." As the Lady 
Steppers graduated and stepped 
into the post-college world, LVC 
was left without the up-beat and 
eye-pleasing talents of the art of 
step dancing. 

The new club, advised by Di- 
rector of Multicultural Affairs 
James Felton and overseen by club 
president Samantha Gatewood 
'11, meets at 7 p.m. every Sunday 
in the Miller Chapel rooms of 1 15 
and 1 16 to dance to hip-hop, R&B, 
step, and pop music. 

The response to the new club 
was rather overwhelming, as 
both Felton and Gatewood admit 
they were pleasantly surprised to 
see 36 people show interest at a 
sign-up table within half an hour 
at the Mund College Center. Of 
these 36, an average of 20 to 22 
people show up regularly for 

Unlike the former Lady Step- 
pers, seven guys are in the new 

Felton says several students, 
not just Gatewood, approached 
him about whether there was a 

step club on campus. 

"Students expressed an inter- 
est, and I tried to get the group to 
move more to including a combi- 
nation of step and hip-hop because 
it's more universal," says Felton. 

Fel ton's job includes oversee- 
ing clubs and organizations on 
campus that promote diversity. Al- 
though Felton isn't stepping, he's 
helping the new club get its wings 
by jumping through all the neces- 
sary hoops. 

Gatewood is overseeing the 
group by selecting music, help- 
ing to coordinate fundraisers, and 
planning performances. 

"When I came as a freshman, I 
felt like there was nothing on cam- 
pus for people to just get together 
like kick-back and dance," she ad- 

Gatewood's idea, as well as the 
idea of several other students, has 
now become a reality. 

"We all get together and 
dance. It's just another way for 
everybody to bond and get to 
know other people," Gatewood 
adds. "Don't be afraid, just come 
out and join us one night. You'll 
love it!" 

The club is also working on 
fundraisers, such as Christmas 
candygrams, a dinner in the west 
dining hall, and a dance-off. 



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While it may not be something 
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want to acknowledge; there are 
those here on campus that do not 
wish to be fair and equal to all. There 
are those that are prejudiced against 
others. There are those that blindly 
follow the beliefs of others to 'fit in! 
There are those that will stick to the 
ethics and fundamentals of their 
parents than think on their own. 

Now you may ask, what am I 
basing those statements on? And 
I'll tell you, the bulletin board that 
Freedom Rings, the Gay- Straight 
Alliance, uses for displays in the 
basement of the Chapel was ripped 
up. While some people may laugh at 
this, and you may find it funny that 

someone would write a letter to the 
editor about it, a criminal offense 
committed against persons, prop- 
erty or society that is motivated, in 
whole or in part, by an offenders 
bias against a specific characteristic 
of an individual or a group such as 
race, religion, ethnicity, national ori- 
gin, gender, age, disability or sexual 
orientation in the state of Pennsylva- 
nia is considered a hate crime. And 
while ripping down parts of a bul- 
letin board may not seem like your 
typical hate crime, like the burning 
of a cross in someone's yard, that 
does not mean that LVC is not tak- 
ing it seriously. 

The Office of Public Safety and 
Annville Township Police are both 
working together to investigate the 
incident. And Freedom Rings is not 
backing down either. 

On December 4 at 6 p.m. the 
campus community is invited to an 
open forum discussion in the New 
Student Center to discuss discrimi- 
nation here at LVC and what steps 
the College is taking to help further 
prevent incidents like this from hap- 
pening again. Members of the Bias 
Response Team, Student Affairs, 
Residential Life, Public Safety and 
Freedom Rings will be there to an- 
swer questions and create dialog. 
All on campus are encouraged to 

Concerned about our 
campus community, 

Jamie Booker '09 

Digital Communications Major 
Freedom Rings Webmaster 

MIC a success 

I congratulate La Vie for the spe- 
cial edition' issue about the Music 
Industry Conference. It looked in- 
credible, the articles were timely 
and interesting, and I saw many of 
our panelists (heavy-hitters in the 
music industry) reading the paper 
with interest. One Grammy winner 
actually held his hand up to me as I 
began to talk to him; he wanted to 
finish reading the article. 

So the great success of the con- 
ference was in no small part con- 
tributed to by the La Vie staff and 
Professor Bob Vucic. 


Jeff Snyder 

Director - Music Business Program 
Lebanon Valley College 

Matt Smith' 12 


"The main problem I have with 
it is that people lose sight of why 
we celebrate Christmas in the 
first place. Of course it s nice 
| to give and receive presents, 
1 but the whole reason for the 
i holiday is to celebrate the night 
when Jesus was born into this 
1 world to save us from our sins, 
i All of the commercialization 
1 and consumerism sometimes 
i makes us lose sight of that." 

I Compiled by 
Alyssa Bender '1 1 


Digital Communications 

"I love the commercialization of 
Christmas. The Songs, the decora- 
tions, the presents! Without the 
splendors of commercialization 
we wouldn't have such wondrous 
Christmas icons as Rudolph, Frosty 
or even our beloved Santa Claus. 
Everyone's favorite Christmas mov- 
ies: A Christmas Story, Elf, Christmas 
Vacation*. None of them would exist 
without the greedy minds of those 
geniuses in Hollywood. In a world 
without commercialization Christ- 
mas would simply be a Christian 
holy day with a big dinner. And while 
I completely respect the religious 
origins of Christmas, I just can't see 
the holiday having the spirit it does 
without commercialization." 

Alyssa Kreider '10 

Elementary Education 

"I feel that the commercialization 
of Christmas has always been a 
sad reality. If I were to ask chil- 
dren what they thought of Christ- 
mas without presents, first they 
would gasp, and then they would 
say that Christmas wouldn't be 
the same without presents. Most 
adults wouldn't respond in the 
same way, but that's not the point. 
Regardless of your religion, if you 
don t know why you re celebrat- 
ing Christmas, then don't cel- 
ebrate it." 

Steve Wisner '09 

English Communications 

"I find it absolutely insane that the 
Christmas season starts before Hal- 
loween now. What is even worse is 
that the 12-days of Christmas fall 
from Dec. 25 through Jan. 6 and 
though we start promoting Christ- 
mas in October or evenbefore, once 
we hit Dec 26, Christmas is com- 
pletely over. If we are going to start 
the season early, we better celebrate 
the entire season. That means not 
taking down trees until after Jan. 
6, that means those radio stations 
that play Christmas music from the 
start of November better play those 
songs through the season of Christ- 
mas. It s now all about selling things 
and commercialization." 

Letter to the Editor 

Hate crimes need to be addressed 

La Vie Collegienne is published every 
Wednesday of the academic year. 
Meetings are held Mondays at 6 p.m. 
in our Mund office, activities room #3. 
We re always looking for new writers ! 

10 La Vie Cqllegienne December 3, 2008 


Overall differential for the 
men's basketball team in the 
second half 


Number of LVC football play- 
ers with over 100 yards rush- 
ing on the 2008 season 


Number of LVC athletes 
earning Ail-American honors 
including three players from 
field hockey and one from the 
volleyball squad 

Kyle Enoch 

came up 
big in the 
past two 
posting a 
bined 45 
and #12 
Ursinus, posting a team leading 
21 in the Bears 7 game. 



held at 
least a 
share of 
the lead 
in total 
in each 
of the 
first four 
ings, leading the squad with 76 
points, and coming in second 
with 12 assists. 

Men's basketball wins in upset 

Dutchmen nudge out #12 Bears in a nail-biter 

Ryan Zvorsky '09 

Circulation Manager 

A victory like this one usually 
changes a season. 

After LVC finished in second 
place in the Rinso Marquette Tour- 
nament and fell to F & M on Tues- 
day night ; the Dutchmen came out 
after the Thanksgiving break and 
fired on all cylinders, defeating 
12th-ranked Ursinus, 76-72. 

The win over the Bears was the 
Valley s first win over a ranked op- 
ponent since the 2004-05 season, 
where they knocked off #5 F & M. 

On the afternoon, guards Kyle 
Enoch '09 and Dan Hodge '09 led 
the way with 21 and 15 points re- 
spectively, but in the end, this win 
was a team effort. 

After the Bears went on an early 
4-0 run in the first half, Enoch got 
the Valley on the board with his 
layup at the 18:13 mark. Hodge 
followed Enoch's two-pointer 
with a layup of his own to cut the 
lead to two at 6-4. 

The Bears went up by as many 
as 12 points midway through the 
half (22-10), going on a 12-4 spurt, 
but the Dutchmen chipped away as 
guard Anthony Trautman '11 start- 
ed to heat up from beyond the arc. 

After going nearly three min- 
utes without a bucket, Trautman 

Courtesy Sports Information 
BEAR HUNTING Dan Hodge 09 
was second on the team in points 
aginst the Bears with 15 

knocked down his first trey off the 
feed from guard Dustin Kerns '09. 
Eric Humphrey '09 jumpstarted the 
play with his steal on the other end. 

Trautman finished the game with 
14 points on 4-of-10 shooting. 

Still down by 10 points, guard 
Sean Macintosh '11 knocked down 
a short-range jumper to cut it to 
eight at 23-15 at the 10:37 mark. 

On the very next possession, 
Trautman canned another three- 
ball as Humphrey came down with 
the defensive board and tossed an 
outlet pass to Enoch, who dished it 
off to Trautman for the trey. 

After another three-minute score- 

less stretch, Trautman came to the 
rescue once again, launching a three- 
pointer and draining the shot, cutting 
the deficit back to six at 27-2 1 . 

LVC was able to go into the 
locker rooms down by just two at 
33-31 after ending the half on a 
10-6 run. Enoch scored four dur- 
ing this stretch as guard Grant 
Becker '11 chipped in with five on 
two jumpers and a free throw. 

Within the first four minutes 
of the second half, the Dutchmen 
and Bears battled back and forth 
for the lead, tying the score on four 
different occasions. 

The valley tied the game at 
33-33 as forward Dan Dunkel- 
berger '10 scored on the layup 
off the offensive board on the 
missed Hodge jumper. A minute 
later, Hodge redeemed himself by 
knocking down the short-range 
shot to tie it at 35-35. 

LVC took its first lead of the con- 
test at 18:10 in the half (37-35) af- 
ter Becker took the defensive board 
from Enoch and went coast to coast 
for the deuce on the fastbreak layup. 

Becker netted 11 points on 
4-of-8 shooting in the win. 

The seesaw game continued, but 
after Enoch knocked down a pair of 
shots, Hodge knocked down one of 
the biggest shots of this early season. 

On the possession, Becker 

passed the ball over to Hodge on 
the wing, who converted on the 
trey to put the Valley on top, 44-41. 

LVC went up by as many as 
eight at the 15:19 mark while rid- 
ing on a 10-2 run after the game 
was knotted at 41-41. With just 
under seven minutes to go in regu- 
lation, the Bears roared back to tie 
it again, this time at 57-57. 

But the Dutchmen would not al- 
low their lead and season to fade. 

At the 2:09 mark, LVC led by 
as many as nine after the team shot 
perfectly from the line during the 
12-3 spurt, going 8-for-8. 

Enoch and Trautman were able 
to sink three from the line while 
Becker and Dunkelberger netted 
once apiece. 

With just 1:06 to go, Hodge 
sank a pair from the line to put 
the Valley up 10 at 73-63, but in 
the next 45 seconds, the Bears cut 
the deficit to just three. However, 
Enoch iced the game with two 
from the line to give Lebanon Val- 
ley its second win at home. 

The Dutchmen shot a scorching 
82 percent from the line (23-28) while 
winning the rebound battle, 43-32. 

LVC (2-3) will return back 
home on Dec. 17 as they host Al- 
vernia College for a 7 p.m. tip-off. 



Women's basketball rebounds from first loss 

Steven H. Wisner '09 

La Vie Sports Editor 

Last year's youthful resurgence 
continues to lead the Valley wom- 
en's basketball squad as the team 
has gotten off to another fast start, 
posting an early 3-1 record. 

The Dutchmen started their 
season with an impressive 75-29 
trumping of Trinity College in 
Washington, D.C., after their first 
scheduled game against Rowan 
had to be postponed. 

LVC then went on to the Rinso 
Marquette Tournament at the 
gymnasium in Arnold Sports Cen- 
ter. The Valley looked to defend 
their championship title from a 
year ago, but fell short, losing in 
the finals to the Dolphins from 
Staten Island, 80-65. 

In the tournament, the LVC 
squad saw solid play from star 
guard Lori Lidlow '11 who has led 

the team in total points in every 
game on the young season. Lidlow 
recorded a season high 24 points 
in the Valley s first round win over 
Centenary, 87-69. Hoover also im- 
pressed the crowd with 27 points, 
12 assists, and six steals in the two 
games in the tournament. 

Even though the Dolphins 
knocked off the Dutchmen, the 
Valley didn't stay down too long. 

"Our team so far this year is do- 
ing really well," said Lidlow. "Since 
we're so young, we're going to 
come across a lot of challenges and 
one of them was the game on Sun- 
day... but after the loss I think we 
really pulled together and decided 
that we weren't going to let that 
happen to us again." 

The squad quickly rebounded to 
beat McDaniel last Tuesday, Nov. 25. 

In the game, the Dutchmen 
and Green Terror traded baskets 
by playing to a 23-23 tie at the 

half, then the Valley grabbed a lead 
early in the second half and held it, 
winning 57-48. 

In the game, McDaniel's dominat- 
ing size put LVC at a disadvantage, 
but the Valley's youth and athleticism 
showed through, recording just one 
fewer rebound in the game. This feat 
is impressive because the Green Ter- 
ror have three players on the team 
standing at six feet or taller, including 
two in the starting line-up. The Val- 
ley's tallest players, however, stand an 
inch shy of the six foot mark. 

Despite the deadlock in re- 
bounds, the Valley held the de- 
cisive advantage in shooting per- 
centage, assists, steals, and blocks. 

After ending the first half in a 
dead heat, the Valley took the lead 
in the second half by shooting 50% 
from the floor. The team was led by 
Lidlow who recorded 19 points, 
the same number as her team-lead- 
ing average on the season. 

Teammate Eryn Shultz '11 also 
put up double-digit points, recording 
1 2, with Andrea Hoover ' 1 1 and Min- 
dy Bennett ' 1 1 both sinking eight. 

So far on the season, Hoover 
leads the squad with 23 assists. 

"We have a lot talented play- 
ers and we're looking to continue 
working hard every day and get- 
ting to the conference champion- 
ship," said Lidlow. "My goal for 
this season is to contribute to the 
team's overall success." 

With the youth of the squad and 
if the team keeps its goals simple, it 
has a chance to succeed. 

"We are using every game as a 
learning opportunity and a chance 
to grow together as a team," said 
veteran guard Megan Bish '09. 
"This year is going to be a challeng- 
ing journey, but as long as we play 
together, it will be very rewarding." 

S. WISNER shw001(3) 

La Vie Cqllegienne December 3, 2008 


Men's Basketball: 

11/21 vs. P-SAItoona 
11/22 vs. Hood 

ll/30vs. Ursinus 

L, 68-72 

Women's Basketball: 

11/22 vs. Centenary W 
11/23 vs. Staten Island L 

11/25 vs. McDaniel 

Ice Hockey: 

11/21 at Manhattanville 
11/22 at Utica 

/I en's Swimming: 

11/22 at Drew 

M, 110-76 

ll/25vs. Elizabethtown W, 113-79 

Women's Swimming 

11/22 at Drew 

W, 107-91 

11/25 vs. Elizabethtown W, 87-112 

Upcoming Games 

For a complete schedule 
of upcoming games 
by team check out 

Ice hockey (0-10) continues 
to search for its first win on 
Saturday at 7 p.m., taking on 
Neumann in Aston, Pa. For- 
ward Brad Surdam '11 leads 
the team in total points with 
7 ... Men's swimming won 
its last two meets, toppling 
Drew University (110-76) 
and Elizabethtown College 
(113-79) ...The women 
went 1-1, beating Drew 
(107-91) while losing to 
E-town (87-112). The team 
now breaks until Jan. 6. 

That s a wrap: A 2008 fall team review 

Steven H. Wisner '09 

La Vie Sports Editor 

Ryan Zvorsky '09 

Circulation Manager 

rated as a group, both teams were 
stacked with good athletes. The men 
finished in the middle of the pack in 
most of the meets in which they com- 
peted. Led by Brad Sweigart '11, the 
men finished an impressive fifth out 
of 14 in the MAC Championships. 
The women, led by a sophomore 
phenom of their own in Jenn Cronin 
' 1 1, finished seventh in the MAC. 

men received their third consecu- 
tive NCAA bid. Head coach Laurel 
Martin led the Valley to a 1 9-4 record, 
but fell to #1 Messiah in the confer- 
ence final lost in the second round of 
the NCAA tournament. Overall, the 
team was led by Alex Wolfe '09 and 
Jocelyn Novak T2. Wolfe recorded 
19 goals and 18 assists, knocking her 
career assists number to a program 
record 36, while Novaks 32 goals 

placed her 6th in the nation, giving 
her the team record in goals and to- 
tal points (68). Wolfe, Novak, and 
Amber Corcoran '09 were all named 
Ail-American while they, along with 
Caitlin Baro TO and Shelly Lobach 
T 1, recieved regional honors. 

FOOTBALL: The 2008 season 
for the Dutchmen was another suc- 
cess, going 6-4 and posting their sec- 
ond winning season in the last three 
years under head coach Jim Monos. 
Leading the way were quarterback 
Caleb Fick T 1 and wideout Joe Bren- 
nan TO, as the duo hooked up nine 
times on the year. Kicker Brittany 
Ryan '11 also helped the Dutchmen, 
converting on 27-of-30 PAT oppor- 
tunities and 3-of-3 in field goal chanc- 
es. The defense also played well, with 
linebacker Brian Cottone '09 leading 
the squad with 71 tackles. 

GOLF: The squad had a few 
struggles on the season, posting their 
best finish ( 10 out of 20) in the Mora- 
vian Tournament in September. The 
team also saw solid individual efforts 
through out the season, most notably 
by Steve Garby TO. 

MEN'S SOCCER: For the first 
time in program history, the team 
won the Commonwealth Confer- 
ence regular season crown with a 9- 1 
record and a 5-1 mark in the confer- 
ence. Head coach Charlie Grimes 
was named the Coach of the Year in 
the conference and four of his play- 
ers earned all-conference accolades. 
Travis Steedle TO led the offense with 
17 points on six goals and five assists. 
He also recorded two game-winning 
goals. Chris Hall '12 chipped in with 
13 points on 33 shots. Tim Mehl '09, 
behind a superb defense, registered a 
1.37 goals-against-average, with four 

head coach Lauren Frankford, the 
squad team turned in a 9-8-2 record 
with a 2-4-0 conference mark. Em- 
ily Bainbridge '09, starting in 18 of 
19 appearances, was named to the 
Second-Team All- Commonwealth 
Conference squad. Offensively Lau- 
ren King T 1 led the team with seven 
goals and one assist for 15 points. 
Classmate Ely Kirkoff T 1 was second 
on the team with four goals and two 

assists for 10 points. King and Kirkoff 
combined for five game-winning 
goals in 2008. 

TENNIS: The women of the 
court went 13-2 on the season and 
beat rival E-town impressively, 7-2, in 
midseason. Overall, the team was led 
by Sarah Grodzinski TO at #1 singles, 
and received solid performances all 
around with Sammy Burkey '09, 
Shayna Heintzelman '11, and Sarah 
Wagner '09 all winning individual 
titles at the MASCAC Champion- 
ships. Meanwhile, the men's team 
( 1- 1 ) had only two matches this fall.. 

VOLLEYBALL: The team under 
head coach Wayne Perry notched the 
program's first ever Commonwealth 
Conference title and received its first 
NCAA bid. Led by Joelle Snyder '11 
and Erin Yost '09 the squad posted 
an impressive 33-3 record dominat- 
ing most of their games, winning in 
a shutout, 3-0. Snyder's play gave her 
ail-American honors while Yost post- 
ed a staggering 1,1 14 set assists. 


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Right on track: a track and field preview 

Nate Yinger '09 

La Vie Staff Writer 

The men's track and field team 
will look to combine a strong core 
with several freshmen this season. 

Josh Light TO and Jerome Dun- 
can '12 will handle the short sprints, 
with Duncan posing a dangerous 
threat in the 55 meter hurdles. Tyler 
Cisarik TO and Chris Bauer '09 are 
strong 400 meter runners, and Jor- 
dan Auman '12 has potential to be a 
good 400/800 runner. 

A major boost to the team this 
season will be the distance runners. 
Leading the way will be Weston 
Anderson '09, Kyle Himmelreich 
'09, and Jeremy Ansbach '09. 

The throws may be LVC's stron- 

gest area. Andrew Scott '11, Zach 
Bleiler '11, and Clint Surgeoner '11 
all had strong freshman seasons in 
their respective events. Zach Kansler 
'09 will team up with Surgeoner in 
the javelin in the outdoor season. 

Mike Landshof '11 is the lone 
pole vaulter, but should make strong 
contributions. Landshof may also 
high jump, as the team lacks depth 
there. Jesse Kriner '12 will compete in 
the high, long, and triple jumps with 
Justin Lee ' 1 1 also in the mix. 

The women's team will rely heav- 
ily on freshmen to compliment a 
small group of returning athletes. 

The sprints and hurdles will be 
their strength. Johanna Walker '12 
will be a threat all season, and Katie 
Evison T 1, Jenn Reilly TO, and Yes- 

enia Santiago '09 will also produce. 
Walker and fellow-frosh Nicole Gal- 
lo '12 are both good hurdlers, and 
will look to off-set the loss of senior 
captain Emily Allison '09, who is out 
for the season with an injury. 

After no throwers last season, the 
women now have three in Steph Derk 
'12, Kelly Jameson '12, and new- 
comer Katie Campbell '09. Derk and 
Jameson both look to carry successful 
high school careers over to college. 

The women should fare well in 
the jumping events. Reilly, Santiago, 
Amanda Knapp '09 and Nicole Barra 
'12 provide experience and depth. 

Following a sensational fresh- 
man season where she broke several 
school records, Jenn Cronin '11 will 
lead a young but promising distance 

team. Lauren Johnson TO returns as 
the team's top 800 meter runner. 

Leading the track program this 
year will be first-year coach Melissa 
Weidler, who had coached at Palmy- 
ra High School since 1994. Coach 
Weidler is enthusiastically anticipat- 
ing her first season at the helm of 
the program: "We're starting a new 
era for LVC Track and Field. There's 
a new aura of energy and a strong 
work ethic, which can only improve 
us. We have incredible talent across 
the board and both teams have po- 
tential for successful seasons." 

Both teams open the season on 
Saturday at the Ursinus Winter In- 


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Noelle Barrett '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Rewind to 1985. It was the last 
year lacrosse graced LVC's campus. 
That is, until now. President Stephen 
MacDonald has announced that la- 
crosse will be added as a varsity sport 
for both men and women in time for 
the spring 2010 season. The reason 
for lacrosse ending is the same rea- 
son it's making its return: Popularity. 

Lacrosse makes return to LVC campus in 2010 

The Dean of Admissions and En- 
rollment, Bill Brown, says, "Lacrosse 
wasn't big in Pennsylvania at a high 
school level, but was big in New 
York and Maryland." There wasn't 
enough interest to keep lacrosse, but 
presently lacrosse is booming. 

"We are at a competitive disad- 
vantage [because] it's offered by oth- 
er colleges and schools in our confer- 
ence. Our admissions counselors tell 
us that conversations end abruptly 

and quickly when we inform prospec- 
tive students there is no lacrosse team 
on campus," MacDonald says. 

To get students interested, Admis- 
sions and Enrollment has been send- 
ing out pamphlets to prospective stu- 
dents and posters have been sent to 
high schools in the area. Brown also 
says, "Lacrosse has a prominent place 

Currently, the college is nearing 
a decision on a coach that will as- 

sist in recruiting. Many applications 
have been floating in from potential 
coaches, and one full-time coach will 
soon be named. Once the program 
is set-up, MacDonald says another 
full-time coach will be brought in, so 
there will be a coach for each team. 

MacDonald adds that everything 
is in the planning stages, from the 
equipment to where the teams will 
play. "Lacrosse is a spring sport, so 
the football field will be available for 

the teams to play on." 

As for the possibility of adding 
more varsity sports, Brown says, 
"Not at the moment. We have club 
sports like women's rugby, but there 
just isn't an interest right now." 

Admissions is recruiting prospec- 
tive students who are eligible, but 
students currently attending LVC are 
encouraged to play as well. 



Dutchmen fly to a fantastic fall 

The 2008 fall season in review 

s*,le Athleti 

Most Valuable Player 

Ben Waltz 'll/LA VIE 

Joe Brennan '10 (Football- Wide Reciever) 

The junior wideout tallied 44 receptions on the season for 813 yards, 
including 9 touchdowns. On the year, he averaged 81.3 yards a game and 
18.5 yards a catch. On the year, Brennan added 80 total rushing yards. 
Overall, Brennen recorded more touchdowns than any other wide re- 
ciever or running back on the team. 

Honorable Mentions 

Brian Cottone '09 (Football- OLB)- 71 tackles (37 solo), 1 INT 

Caleb Fick '1 1 (Football- QB)- 15 TD, 1,782 yards passing 

Steve Garby '10 (Golf)- Team low +9, finished 4th at Messiah 

Justin Hutchinson '10 (Soccer- F/M)- midfield threat, 2 goals, 3 assists 

Tim Mehl '09 (Soccer- GK)- 77 saves, 4 shut-outs 

Charlie Parker '10 (Football- TB)- 1,133 all-purpose yards , 8 TD 

Travis Steedle '10 (Soccer- F/M)- 6 goals, 5 assists, 17 total points 

Brad Sweigart '11 (Cross Country)- 5th place MAC championship 

Rookie of the Year 

Ethan Groff '12 (Soccer- F/M) 

The freshman started 17 of the team's 19 games, while playing in all 
19. He recorded four goals and three assists, including two game winning 
goals in his rookie campaign. He had an assist to help the Valley topple 
then #5 ranked Messiah and recorded a goal and assist against rival Al- 

Honorable Mentions 

Ben Guiles '12 (Football- TB)- 709 total yards, 380 rushing, 2 TD 
Chris Hall '12 (Soccer- F/M) - 6 goals, 13 points 

male Athlete 

Most Valuable Player 

Courtesy Sports Information 

Joelle Snyder '11 (Volleyball- MH/OH) 

Snyder received Ail-American honorable mention honors after re- 
cording 450 kills. Snyder recorded a team-leading 73 blocks, including 
17 block solos and 56 block assists. She also had success while serving, 
recording a serve ace 28 times. Her performance helped lead LVC to a 
33-3 record and their first conference title and NCAA bid. 

Honorable Mentions 

Amber Corcoran '09 (Field Hockey- B)-22 games, 2 saves, 8 shut-outs 
Jenn Cronin '11 (Cross Country) - Medaled at MAC, 19th at NCAA 
Sarah Grodzinski '10 (Tennis- #1 singles)- 16-2 overall in singles 
Lauren King '11 (Soccer- F)-7 goals, 15 points, 3 game-winners 
Jocelyn Novak '12 (Field Hockey- F)- 32 goals, 68 points 
Brittany Ryan '11 (Football- PK)- 45 points, 27 for 30 in PAT attempts 
Alex Wolfe '09 (Field Hockey- F)- 19 goals, 18 assists, 6 game-winners 
Erin Yost '09 (Volleyball- S)- 1,114 set assists (ll.Hper game) 

Rookie of the Year 

Jocelyn Novak '12 (Field Hockey-Forward) 

The freshman recorded a team record 32 goals and 68 points in her 
first season, with five of her goals being the game-winning goal. She also 
recieved all-American honors by the National Field Hockey Coaches As- 
sociation and recieved the first-team regional nod. 

Honorable Mentions 

Jordan Nezda '12 (Soccer- D)- started all 19 games 
Megan Sager '12 (Soccer- D/M)- 2 points, 7 team shut-outs 

of the Year 

Courtesy Sports Information 

Wayne Perry 

Perry coached his team to an 
impressive .917 winning percent- 
age with a 33-3 overall record. 
The 22nd-year coach recorded his 
400th career victory and brought 
his team to their first NCAA ap- 
pearance after winning its first ever 
Commonwealth Conference title. 
Perry's career record now stands at 
422-265, but its the team's two im- 
pressive firsts that gave Perry the 
Commonwealth Coach of the Year 
honor for Volleyball. 

Honorable Mentions 

Charlie Grimes (Mens Soccer) 

First seed in the conference play-offs 

Laurel Martin (Field Hockey) 

Third straight NCAA tournament bid 

Jim Monos (Football) 

Second winning season in three years 

Cliff Myers (Women's Tennis) 

13-2 record with several players earn- 
ing MAS C AC individual crowns